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  • New Escape Room - Lock in at The Cromwell Arms

    Every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm We can also accommodate weekdays and hours outside those stated.  Please contact us to discuss further.

     

    Following the launch of Ely’s first Escape Room, Oliver Cromwell’s House is pleased to announce the opening of its new room – a Lock-in at the Cromwell Arms.

     

    The new theme is set around a plot to murder Queen Victoria and bring about a new republic. The landlord of The Cromwell Arms is deeply troubled and needs your assistance to prevent this unspeakable crime.   Sessions are priced at £90 and are ideally suited for between 4 and 8 people. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

     

    The activity also lends itself to the corporate market, work parties or even young people's parties (aged 13 to 16).  To discuss your requirements, please email info@visitely.org.uk or call us on 01353 662062.

  • In Conversation with The Curator - Stuart Orme

    27th September 2018 - 7pm (Doors Open - 6.45pm)

     

    As part of the "In Conversation with..." Programme for 2018 and 2019, Oliver Cromwell's House is pleased to host "The Curator" - Stuart Orme who is the Curator and Manager of The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon.

     

    Stuart has a History degree and postgraduate qualifications in Education and Museum Studies. For fourteen years Stuart worked for the Heritage service of Vivacity, Peterborough's cultural trust, leading on the Interpretation and programmes for Peterborough Museum, Flag Fen Bronze Age site and Longthorpe Tower, as well as developing a guided tours programme for the city. He was a key member of the team that refurbished Peterborough Museum in 2012, and for eight years developed and managed Peterborough's annual Heritage Festival. For the last two years he has been Director of Operations at Peterborough Cathedral, helping develop its programme of events and this year's programme of celebrations for its 900th anniversary.  Stuart has a passion for history and enjoys sharing this with people.

     

  • Mrs Cromwell's Kitchen - Autumn Harvest

    Thursday 11th October 7pm - 9pm

     

    Join Nora Gardner on a journey of hearty 17th century cuisine to warm the soul during these autumnal nights. Learn about Mrs Cromwell’s favourite dishes of the season as well as her preserves for the year ahead.

     

    All admissions include tastings!



    Tickets - £15

  • The Festive Feast

    5th December 2018 at 10am

     

    Although Christmas was banned during the Commonwealth, many people still celebrated in secret.

     

    Join Nora Gardner, local guide and historian to learn about flavours and ingredients that constituted a typical 17th Century Christmas feast.

     

    All admissions include tastings!


    Tickets - £15 per person.

     

  • Summer Guided Walks - Riverside Walks

    Saturday 28 July, Sunday 5th August, Saturday 18th August

     

    Riverside Walk

    This expanded tour takes in the city centre as well as the stunning views.  Learn about the draining of the fens, the life of the Fen Folk and how the river serves visitors and residents today. This is a rare opportuniy to experience Ely's captivating riverside with the additional information provided by one of our experienced guides.

     

  • Summer Guided Walks - Architectural Walk

    Saturday 28 July and Saturday 11 August

     

    Architecture of Ely

    Discover the wealth of architecture of some of Ely's period, historical buildings during this walk with our informed guide. Ely is truly a magical mix of buildings constructed in dramatically different periods of British History.

    Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

  • Summer Guided Walks - Ely City Walk

    Saturday 4 August, Sunday 12 August, Sunday 19 August, Saturday 25 August

     

    City of Ely

    What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the Cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. 

    Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

  • Summer Guided Walks - Monastic Walk

    Sunday 26 August

     

    Monastic Ely

    Discover and explore the grounds of the largest group of medieval monastic buildings still in residential use  and listen to tales of monks and royalty as you are guided through Ely's rich ecclesiastical history, encampuslated in some of the most magnificent monastic buildings in the country.

    Walks will begin from Oliver Cromwell's House. Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

  • Summer Guided Walk - Eel Walk

    Monday 27 August

     

    Eel Heritage Walk

    Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city.  Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way and see Ely with a whole new perspective, with the aid of our knowledgeable guide.

    Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment